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Couple takes in pig that was left on side of road

Posted at 4:48 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 19:18:36-05

CARTER COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — An apparent case of animal cruelty is getting a lot of attention on social media after a pig covered in spray paint was found on the side of a Carter County road. Two good samaritans picked her up and now she has a forever home.

Saundra and Travis Pennington are known for their love for animals of all shapes and sizes, so it was no question to rescue this pot bellied pig, who had been left for dead and then spray painted. The couple says it may not look like it, but according to a few vets, she is in good condition.

"We told them about her eyes and stuff and they told us what to use to clean out her eyes," Travis said. "We got her eyes all cleaned up and got the infection off them, because they spray painted across her face."

The Penningtons say it's a miracle the pig doesn't have any significant injuries.

"She's a little skittish, considered how she's been treated but she's as friendly as she could be," Travis added.

Now, Eden will live out her days in the care of two animal lovers.

"We're kind of like Adam and Eve in a way, we love animals and we feel like we are here purposely for animals, I do," Saundra said. "So I thought, well the Garden of Eden. So that's how I came up with Eden."